Fedora 17 : postgresql-9.1.5-1.fc17 (2012-12165)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 61672
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The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


Update to PostgreSQL 9.1.5, for various fixes described at http://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.1/static/release-9-1-5.html including the fixes for CVE-2012-3488, CVE-2012-3489

Configure postmaster to create Unix-domain sockets in both /var/run/postgresql and /tmp; the former is now the default place for libpq to contact the postmaster. This works around problems with clients running in a PrivateTmp context.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected postgresql package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61672

File Name: fedora_2012-12165.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/27/2012

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 4.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:N

Temporal Vector: E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:postgresql, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:17

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/18/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3488, CVE-2012-3489

BID: 55072, 55074

FEDORA: 2012-12165